Julian Edelman's quiet game in Week 3 makes
this the perfect time to try and land him in a trade.
Week 3 Review
Let’s start out by taking a look at last week’s results…
Crowell: After scoring his first two weeks and still
being amongst the top 5 in rushing yards Crowell remains a sell.
He is no more than a TD dependent flex play as he is not involved
in the passing game. If you sold high last week, nice job.
Williams: Even with LeíVeon Bell still shelved, Williams
(8-21, 4-23) struggled to get anything going against the Eagles.
Hopefully you found that Bell owner and made a deal.
Gurley: If you landed Gurley last week because someone
was down in the dumps, you are ecstatic! Two touchdowns will make
anyone feel like a genius. What scares me his YPC (2.9) and heís
not involved heavily in the ďpassing gameĒ or whatever they call
it in LA these days. Heís still an amazing talent and the offense
has room to make strides.
Robinson: I tried my hardest to land him in a few leagues
last week, but the owners were thinking the same as I was. He had
a slow start last year and then went on a tirade. He started his
current tirade with a 2 TD game even though his yards per catch
were less inspiring than weeks 1 and 2 (15 ypc, 8 ypc Wk 3). The
Jags will use him all over the field so expect his YPC to level
out throughout the year.
Lacy: Iím claiming victory on these bell cows. Both had
impressive outings and they both look like borderline RB1, high-end
RB2ís. Their owners arenít as down in the dumps after Week 3 so
be prepared to pay a premium if youíre still pursuing these guys.
Ryan: Death row is on deck (vs. Panthers, @Broncos, @Seahawks)
the following three weeks. I still think Ryan is a sell high after
last weekís 2 TD performance so if you can get rid of him, go for
it. Weíll hold off on moving him up or down a section depending
on how he does in the upcoming weeks.
Edelman: I love the fact that Edelman had a quiet game
last week. He is my prime buy low candidate after having 18 catches
for 180 yards through three weeks. (see below)
Sims: I traded Jeremy Langford and Sims for Devonta Freeman
and Tevin Coleman last week so personally Iím considering my sell
high on Charles Sims a win. He did have a great performance however
so I canít claim victory yet. He had a rushing score, caught 6 passes,
and Doug Martin doesnít seem to be returning anytime soon. He has
a rough road ahead with Denver and Carolina, and then he has a bye
week. Does Martin come back after the bye? We shall see. Iím still
in love with my deal either way.
(Buy) Tajae Sharpe: I’m going to take the miss considering
I was expecting big things from the young stud in Week 3 and he
made me look silly with his 3 for 48 line. I was tempted to put
him in undecided section as he remains a buy, but the Titans passing
offense is suspect at this point so I’ll keep him here…for
As always, I will continually reevaluate my recommendations as
situations can change throughout the season.
And now on to Week 4…
Coleman: 3 touchdowns in 1 game and 3 catches? This
guy is the new lead back for the Falcons! Think again. Devonta
Freeman ran with reckless abandon last week to the tune of 152
yards on 14 carries and 55 yards and a score on 5 catches. If
you can sell on Tevin do so, and reap the rewards.
Blount: 24 for 105 and 2 scores has vaulted Blountís
value. When Tom Brady comes back in two weeks you should be nervous
though. Do yourself a favor and go look at Blountís stats last
year to see what he does when Brady is around. To save you the
effort, he had only one game with 20-plus carries. His value is
trending downward so trade him to land someone who is underperforming
Miller: Miller is the second coming of Jason Witten,
am I right? Sadly, no. Donít get me wrong, 8 for 72 and 2 scores
is nothing to sneeze at but would I be lying if I said this is
the best game heíll have all year? Get rid of this flash in the
pan as heís probably your second tight end and move on from mediocrity.
Siemian: Siemian played some great ball against a normally
stout Bengals defense. 312 yards and 4 scores is a sweet stat
line that led the league this past week. I could be calling bait
to early on this one, but if you have someone interested or can
use him as a throw in, go for it. He has above average weapons
and a defense that will constantly be putting the ball in his
hands with good field position.
Edelman: Tom Brady + Julian Edelman = PPR gold. Without
Brady, Edelman is reduced to a chain moving facilitator and has
limited touchdown upside. Through three weeks his 18 catches for
180 yards is exactly what you want to see if heís not on your
roster right now. Donít be afraid to give up some flex players
and bait from above to land him as he will be a high-end WR2 once
Brady is back in Week 5. You can stomach watching one more week
of Blount getting 25-30 carries to be in Brady-to-Edelman heaven
come week 5 against the lowly Browns.
Palmer: Four interceptions in one week. Why would anyone
want him? He has an up and down schedule coming up, but more importantly
you can get him at pennies to the dollar right now. Take your
QB2 and a decent flex player and get him while you still can.
It also helps that he has a very soft schedule (@ATL, WAS, @MIA,
NO) in weeks 12-15.
Howard: In most leagues Howard is scooped up and someone
feels like they have gold. If you have a back like Blount or Coleman
shoot an offer their way. Now is the time to buy-in on a potential
workhorse considering the running backs around him and their lack
Newton: Is someone down on Newton? His only touchdown
last week came on a run, and he threw 3 picks. Youíll want to
play that up with the manager you are trading with, and go hard
at the league MVP who will turn it around this week against Atlantaís
Tate: How much lower can Golden Tate’s stock
get? At this point, you can likely trade Blount for him straight
up. I’m not saying he’s going to overtake Marvin Jones
anytime soon (barring an injury), but he can yield WR2 stats in
the right matchup. Don’t give up the farm here, but especially
in PPR you should try to scoop him up for cheap.
That’s all I have for this week folks. Keep those conversations
active and hopefully you can land some premier talent!
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